Periodic orbits: a new language for neuronal dynamics.

  title={Periodic orbits: a new language for neuronal dynamics.},
  author={Paul So and Joseph T. Francis and Theoden I. Netoff and Bruce J. Gluckman and Steven J. Schiff},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  volume={74 6},
A new nonlinear dynamical analysis is applied to complex behavior from neuronal systems. The conceptual foundation of this analysis is the abstraction of observed neuronal activities into a dynamical landscape characterized by a hierarchy of "unstable periodic orbits" (UPOs). UPOs are rigorously identified in data sets representative of three different levels of organization in mammalian brain. An analysis based on UPOs affords a novel alternative method of decoding, predicting, and controlling… CONTINUE READING